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Crash Course in Technology Planning

Crash Course in Technology Planning Author Christopher D. Brown
ISBN-10 9781440850615
Release 2016-07-18
Pages 133
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This easy-to-use primer will empower anyone—even those with no IT background—to face the challenge of adding one or more technologies to library services or maintaining existing technologies. • Offers librarians a one-stop resource for managing basic technology issues in their facilities • Written in a simple, straightforward manner that even the least technologically savvy librarians can easily understand • Includes screenshots that clarify points throughout the book • Addresses challenges unique to libraries, such as working with the public and running information technology operations on a shoestring budget



Crash Course in Strategic Planning

Crash Course in Strategic Planning Author Stephen A. Matthews
ISBN-10 9781610690591
Release 2013-08-15
Pages 101
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For practitioners, this text provides an easy-to-understand approach to strategic planning and execution.



Crash Course in Time Management for Library Staff

Crash Course in Time Management for Library Staff Author Brenda Hough
ISBN-10 9781440850684
Release 2018-02-28
Pages 120
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This book offers time management tools, tips, and techniques for busy librarians, so they can better serve their communities and feel greater satisfaction with work and life. • Provides invaluable information for any librarian who struggles with managing "too much to do" on a daily basis • Offers practical, effective ways to address the main obstacles to good time management • Presents stories from real libraries to illustrate key points and show readers that they are not alone in their time management challenges



AARP Crash Course in Estate Planning

AARP Crash Course in Estate Planning Author Michael T. Palermo
ISBN-10 9781402758607
Release 2008-02-01
Pages 266
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A guide to estate planning discusses such topics as wills, the probate process, selecting an executor, living trusts, naming a guardian for young children, living wills, and setting up a power of attorney.



Crash Course in eBooks

Crash Course in eBooks Author Michele McGraw
ISBN-10 9781610698634
Release 2016-10-11
Pages 136
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Everything you need to know about eBooks is explained in this holistic guide to a new world of reading—from selection and curation of an eBook collection to training and support for staff and patrons. • Provides an all-encompassing exploration of eBooks that covers everything from creation to consumption to choosing vendors • Reviews various selection criteria for eBooks that can be customized to meet the needs of your library and community • Explains how to let the public know eBooks are available in your collection • Shares ideas and discusses issues surrounding circulation of eBooks • Offers an in-depth review of the roles of all key stakeholders including creators, publishers, libraries, vendors, and customers



Crash Course in Library Budgeting and Finance

Crash Course in Library Budgeting and Finance Author Glen E. Holt
ISBN-10 9781440834752
Release 2016-08-22
Pages 207
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Concise, informative, and well-indexed, this book helps readers get the "big picture" as well as the considerable number of details involved in managing the finances for a library. • Provides completely updated information through engaging, clear explanations of details on licensing, contracts, and maintaining technology and electronic resources • Supplies helpful guidance for all levels of library staff—not just upper management • Offers numerous real-world budgeting and finance examples from practicing librarians • Presents information relevant to library administrators in all types of libraries, staff who work with budgets, library finance and budget officers, library board or governance officers, and library foundation managers and grant writers



Crash Course in Contemporary Reference

Crash Course in Contemporary Reference Author Francisca Goldsmith
ISBN-10 9781440844829
Release 2016-10-31
Pages 183
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A fresh, detailed, and thoughtful examination of reference services in the context of evolving community information needs and habits, a changing technological landscape, and new search strategies. • Offers librarians new to reference services an easy-to-follow, up-to-date, and complete overview of the field in practical terms • Provides current information that will help librarians keep abreast of new resources, evolving patron needs and interests, and emerging best practices • Serves as an accessible and affordable guide for workshops and in-service trainings



Crash Course in Young Adult Services

Crash Course in Young Adult Services Author Sarah I. Flowers
ISBN-10 9781440851711
Release 2017-10-31
Pages 125
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Learn how to improve teen services in public libraries by better understanding teen development and having positive interactions with teens to provide appropriate and interesting collections and services. • Enables librarians to create a welcoming environment for teens in the library • Explains how to better understand teen patrons by finding out what teens read, listen to, and watch, enabling you to guide them to "something good to read" • Provides guidance in how to help teens meet their homework or other information needs • Examines thorny issues regarding access, privacy, challenges to materials, and Internet use



Crash Course in Marketing for Libraries 2nd Edition

Crash Course in Marketing for Libraries  2nd Edition Author Susan Alman
ISBN-10 9781610698719
Release 2014-12-02
Pages 203
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Explains effective marketing strategies and identifies the tools needed to boost the visibility and increase the use of your library in the community. • Provides an essential resource that instructs and guides librarians from all types of organizations throughout each stage of the marketing and public relations process • Enables librarians with little or no experience in marketing to plan, implement, and evaluate a marketing campaign • Addresses all the key tools to promote library resources and services: social media, traditional media, publications, and collateral materials • Describes ways to gather information about the community and identifies factors that affect library use



Crash Course in Strategic Planning

Crash Course in Strategic Planning Author Stephen A. Matthews
ISBN-10 9781610690591
Release 2013-08-15
Pages 101
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For practitioners, this text provides an easy-to-understand approach to strategic planning and execution.



Wireless Crash Course

Wireless Crash Course Author Paul Bedell
ISBN-10 9780071798037
Release 2012-09-22
Pages 544
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GET A SOLID GROUNDING IN CUTTING-EDGE CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY Gain an overall understanding of the constantly evolving spectrum of wireless technologies, devices, and standards. Completely revised throughout, Wireless Crash Course, Third Edition offers straightforward explanations of all aspects of cellular networks and provides clear information on cellular design and operational concepts. Learn the fundamentals of cell base stations, radio frequency (RF) technologies, microwave radio systems, and 3G and 4G / LTE technologies, and discover practical new applications and mobile data technologies. Examples, photos, and illustrations from the field are included in this practical guide. COVERAGE INCLUDES: Cellular radio history and development The cell base station Basic cellular network design and operation Radio frequency (RF) operation and technologies Antennas, RF power, and sectorization Distributed antenna systems (DAS) Base station elements and RF signal flow 2G and 3G digital wireless technologies Cellular generations overview 4G and Long Term Evolution (LTE) Microwave radio systems Cell site to MTSO network connections The MTSO, core network, and network operations center (NOC) Personal communication services (PCS) and current marketplace Towers Capacity management, propagation models, and drive testing Interconnection to the landline public switched telephone network (PSTN) Roaming and intercarrier networking Mobile data technologies The business side of wireless Mobile applications



Telecom Management Crash Course

Telecom Management Crash Course Author P. J. Louis
ISBN-10 0071386203
Release 2002
Pages 345
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Annotation Shows service providers how to efficiently manage their technology advantages and back-end operations to survive in this challenging economic climate.



Crash Course in Children s Services 2nd Edition

Crash Course in Children s Services  2nd Edition Author Penny Peck
ISBN-10 9781610697828
Release 2014-09-26
Pages 139
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Useful for newcomers to the children's library staff as well as longtime children's librarians, the second edition of this popular handbook provides easy-to-follow instructions to make innovations in children's library materials work for you. • Covers new technologies and Common Core standards in addition to traditional areas of children's services • Allows any library staff to comfortably assist children searching for reference and homework help, offer effective readers' advisory assistance, and perform basic promotion of books to children • Supplies information that is useful for newcomers to the children's library staff and those who substitute at the children's desk as well as longtime children's librarians or experienced staff taking on new responsibilities



Reflective Teaching Effective Learning

Reflective Teaching  Effective Learning Author Char Booth
ISBN-10 9780838910528
Release 2011
Pages 180
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CHAR BOOTH, an avid library education and technology advocate, introduces a series of concepts that will empower readers at any level of experience to become better designers and presenters, as well as building their confidence and satisfaction as library educators. This foundation is supplemented by the USER Method, a step-by-step approach to creating learner-focused instruction. Tailored to library contexts, USER wallcs readers through understanding an instructional scenario, structuring content, engaging learners, and reflecting on outcomes. Also included are templates for instructional planning and technology evaluation, as well as practical advice and scenarios from those working in the field.



Voice Over IP Crash Course

Voice Over IP Crash Course Author Steven Shepard
ISBN-10 9780071589277
Release 2005-07-20
Pages 416
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Recent advances in VoIP (Voice over IP) technology have made it the solution of choice for voice service because of its low cost and increased reliability. Voice Over IP Crash Course offers practical technology coverage, while discussing the business, strategic and competitive implications of VoIP deployment in corporations. The book also covers the challenges faced by service providers as they evolve to an IP infrastructure while continuing to operate the PSTN. Coverage includes: IP and wireless, IP protocols vs. PSTN Interworking between SS7 and IP-based protocols Network components VoIP Products and manufacturing strategies



Wireless Crash Course

Wireless Crash Course Author Paul Bedell
ISBN-10 0071589023
Release 2005-06-14
Pages 552
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The leading introductory wireless book moves into the digital age with massive updates on 3G, Wi-Fi, wireless broadband, wireless IP, GPRS, and more. Anyone working in or interested in the wireless industry will find thorough coverage of the basics of wireless networks, technology, and regulations, with clear explanations of concepts like radio frequency, cell sites, and switching, and details of the regulations and standards that affect service providers and equipment manufacturers. NEW coverage includes: Wi-Fi and WiMAX Wireless Local Number Portability (LNP) Smart Antennas Wireless IP Personal Area Networks (PANs) 3G and UMTS



Streetwise Crash Course MBA

Streetwise Crash Course MBA Author Lita Epstein
ISBN-10 1593372108
Release 2004-09
Pages 373
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Any business person knows they need solid business skills to get on the fast track to success. However, when faced with a competitive job climate and business school costing as much as tens of thousands per year for an advanced degree, more people are opting for low-cost, quick ways to learn business fundamentals.